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© Courtesy of EXPO CHICAGO

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue
60611 Chicago
September 27th, 2018 - September 30th, 2018
Opening: September 27th, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Michigan Ave/Downtown


EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. The seventh edition features art from over 3,000 artists represented by 135 international galleries, 27 countries, and 63 cities. Admission includes a dynamic roster of on-site programming, including panel discussions, site-specific installations, film and new media works, and special exhibitions by renowned institutions. Follow our page for information regarding this year's programming, events, and initiatives.

September in Chicago. Be Here.




Initiating the beginning of the international fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO takes place at historic Navy Pier, whose vast vaulted architecture hosts leading international exhibitors presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. The Galleries section features leading international exhibitors presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Additional sections include: EXPOSURE featuring solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries eight years and younger, PROFILE presenting solo booths and focused projects that showcase ambitious installations and tightly focused thematic exhibitions, Editions + Books showcasing limited editions and publications offering a diverse array of print media and object-based practices, and Special Exhibitions featuring select regional, national, and international non-profit institutions, museums, and organizations. 

The 2018 EXPO CHICAGO Selection Committee is comprised of leading international gallerists, including Stefania Bortolami | Bortolami, New York; John Corbett and Jim Dempsey | Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; Chris D’Amelio | David Zwirner, New York, London, Hong Kong; Kavi Gupta | Kavi Gupta, Chicago; Rhona Hoffman | Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; David Nolan | David Nolan Gallery, New York; Javier Peres and Nick Koenigsknecht | Peres Projects, Berlin; Jessica Silverman | Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; and Susanne Vielmetter | Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles.  With the advisement of the Selection Committee, Executive Director Creative Time Justine Ludwig, returns for the second year to curate the EXPOSURE section —highlighting solo and two-artist presentations of emerging work from galleries eight years and younger. 


Thursday, September 27 | 6:00pm–9:00pm
A benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, presented by the MCA Women's Board.

General Admission

Friday, September 28 | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, September 29 | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, September 30 | 11:00am – 6:00pm

EXPO CHICAGO is located at Chicago's historic Navy Pier in the Festival Hall | 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago IL 60611

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